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About Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a serious medical condition that affects millions of people around the world. It is a condition in which bones become fragile, brittle, and more prone to fractures due to a decrease in bone mass. Osteoporosis can occur in both men and women, although it is more common in women after menopause. While there …

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About Jock Itch

Jock itch, or tinea cruris, is a fungal infection of the skin that affects the groin area. It is one of the most common skin conditions in people and can be very uncomfortable. While jock itch is not life-threatening, it can cause embarrassment and discomfort for those who suffer from it. Jock itch is caused …

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About Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile X Syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects approximately 1 in 4,000 people, and is the most common inherited form of intellectual disability. It is caused by a mutation of the FMR1 gene on the X chromosome. This mutation leads to an abnormal number of repeats of a single nucleotide sequence within the gene, …

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Inability of the brain to adapt to stress may be a cause of depression

Major depressive disorder or MDD is one of the most common health conditions in the United States, and the second most prevalent illness in the U.S. today. It is also known as clinical depression. The National Alliance of Mental Illness, (NAMI) has stated that more than 19 million U.S. adults, nearly 8% of the population, has had at least one significant depressive episode in 2017. Statistics have been rising with the prevalence of COVID-19.

The Vampire Facial: Fad or Fab?

You have probably already heard of the “vampire facial” through Instagram, Kim  Kardashian, or a mix of both. The dermatological treatment uses an individual’s own  blood, which is put on the skin of the face using microneedling. The official name of the  treatment is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy or PRP injection, as it uses the patient’s  own platelets from their own blood sample.

4 Unexpected Benefits Of Taking Viagra

The first medication one thinks of when attempting to treat erectile dysfunction is the name brand prescription medication, Viagra. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a man is unable to have or maintain an erection. Unknown to many people, however, is that taking Viagra daily (or another daily PDE5 inhibitor) can have benefits other than that of its initially prescribed usage.

Black fungus among us

Mucormycosis, known as “Black Fungus,” is a fungal infection that results in the nose becoming blackened or discolored. Other symptoms include blurred or double
vision, chest pain, breathing difficulties and coughing up blood. Recently, it has caused over 2,100 deaths among COVID-19 patients in India, and over 11,000 confirmed